Immigration: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 30th November 2021.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the equity of her Department's decisions to grant indefinite leave to remain to Afghans and spouses of British citizens.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

All decisions to grant indefinite leave to those evacuated from Afghanistan, including the spouses of British citizens, are taken on an individual basis and with consideration to the specific circumstances of the case.

These cohorts are treated more generously than other family members of British citizens because of the unique circumstances of the evacuation, alongside the need to quickly move people to safety without being able to assess their ability to meet the normal Immigration Rules.

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